Inventory of complicated grief: Factor structure among middle-aged and older bereaved parents

Rinat Lifshitz, Kfir Ifrah, Noam Markovitz, Irit Bluvstein, Dov Shmotkin

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Abstract

This study examines the psychometric properties and factorial structure of the Hebrew version of Prigerson's Inventory of Complicated Grief (ICG), on 116 middle-aged and older Israeli bereaved parents. Analysis revealed a three-factor structure: emotional distress, yearning for the dead and social-emotional detachment. A high percentage of explained variance and sound internal consistency were found for the entire scale and for all factors, as well as adequate convergent and construct validity. These findings suggest that the Hebrew version of the ICG questionnaire is reliable, valid and appropriate for evaluation of grief in later life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-207
Number of pages8
JournalDeath Studies
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

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